New phone mast agreed

A NEW mobile telephone mast to improve network coverage in north Sudbury has been given the green light.

Babergh District Council has granted planning permission for a new, bulkier mast to replace an older version on the Woodhall business park, east of Tesco.

The new mast, which is the same size at 12.5 metres high, is going to be shared by network providers Vodafone and O2 which, the council heard, have formed a partnership to share mobile assets.

The council was told that Vodafone had demonstrated that there was an under provision of network coverage over north Sudbury.